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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:58 PM
Dunhinho Dunhinho is offline
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Mein Auto: E60 530D SE
2004 E60 530D Remote Control Do not stop engine

If you guys can help with this one I'd appreciate it.
I've got an 04 530D with 91k on the clock that has this intermittent fault. The strange thing is that the car will start as normal most of the time, but when there are temperature extremes, such as when the car has been parked in direct sunlight, the main key will not operate. Once the key is in the ignition & turned no lights come on.
I can use the valet key to operate the car as normal, but want to remedy the problem before something else happens and I get stranded.
The other odd thing is that the "Remote Control" message comes on when I turn right, like round a roundabout.
If anyone has had a similar problem or can suggest what the solution would be it would be a great help.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:31 PM
pjinca pjinca is offline
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I am guessing that you have an LCI car, since you mention the "Valet key". If so you have the square key, you can change the battery in the key, your owner's manual will tell you how. If you have the older style "diamond" shaped key you will need to replace the key, those keys do not allow a battery change and are charged while driving.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:18 AM
Dunhinho Dunhinho is offline
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Thanks for the help. I initially thought it would be a key change due to battery failure but my local Main Dealer didn't think that this was the problem as the remote lock / unlock was functioning as normal. It's worth a try I suppose.
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